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Old 05-03-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Using thinset to level a rocking toilet?


I've got a toilet that sits on a slightly uneven floor. I was thinking about putting some thinset down before dropping the toilet in place. Anything wrong with this method of leveling off the toilet? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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There are beveled plastic shims made for the pupose that would be much easier and better to use to level the toilet. Put a level across the bowl to get an accurate level setting for the toilet. Use mildew resistant tub-and-tile caulk around the sides and front of the toilet base to hide the shims and gap, but leave the back open for any future leak detection.
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It certainly would be unconventional fix... Not that it won't work...just unconventional!!

Hey, depending on just how out of level the floor is...they make PLASTIC SHIMS for this situation (can be stacked if necessary)....usually found at home supply stores OR at a local plumbing supply house. Then you can run a bead of silicone around base to hide/fill space around base.

Although not ideal, this works very well. Just be sure to use a reinforced wax gasket (has neoprene inside the wax) when setting the toilet.

Let me know what you think.
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Hi again, Mike....looks like we were writing at the same time again...

Good advice!!
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Pro friend of mine uses tile grout....says it will break away if you ever remove toilet some day.......but only if floor is really out of level like greater thatn 1/4"......I just pulled a "rocker" and will use plastic shims.

Mike S is right on with leaving the back open so you can detect any leaks in future.
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It's not unconventional at all. I use plaster of paris, put in hundred of bowls that way.
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I'm not a pro plumber. That's just how I set a toilet.
Everything I "know" about plumbing, I learned from pros.
Great minds think alike. LOL
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